Despite failing to land a takedown in the fight, Curtis Blaydes still picked up the victory against Junior dos Santos as a monster right hand marked the beginning of the end for the former UFC champion.
With Blaydes routinely being shaken off as he looked to ground his opponent, a perfectly timed right hand found JDS’ chin as the Brazilian looked for an uppercut.
With Blaydes’ speed and shot selection allowing him to find his mark, the punch left Dos Santos huddled against the cage forcing referee Dan Miragliotta to wave off the contest.
Meanwhile in the co-main event, Michael Chiesa earned the biggest win of his career as an excellent grappling performance shut down Rafael dos Anjos’ offence.
Curtis Blaydes def. Junior Dos Santos via TKO (Round 2, 1:06)
Michael Chiesa def. Rafael dos Anjos via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Alex Perez def. Jordan Espinosa via submission (arm-triangle choke) (Round 1, 2:33)
Angela Hill def. Hannah Cifers via TKO (Round 2, 4:26)
Jamahal Hill def. Darko Stosic via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)
Bevon Lewis def. Dequan Townsend via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Arnold Allen def. Nik Lentz via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Justine Kish def. Lucie Pudilova via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Montel Jackson def. Felipe Colares via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-25)
Sara McMann def. Lina Lansberg via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-25)
Early Preliminary Card
Brett Johns def. Tony Gravely via submission (rear-naked choke) (Round 3, 2:53)
Herbert Burns def. Nate Landwehr via KO (Round 1, 2:43)